Cupcake Monday! Pretty, Perfect Meringues
I have to admit that I don't really go for meringues, as in eating them. Looking, I like. For me, it's all just too sugary, although I do live in the land of meringues, GIANT ones (I'm not talking about the Royal Wedding), so I think it's time I finally went for it. A local cafe has ones the size of my head, so I'll stop in this week and see what it's all about and hopefully not invite diabetes into my life while I'm at it.
These beautiful little meringue sandwiches - essentially macarons then? - are by Tessa of Cakes by Tess. She's filled them with a mango cream, and if this is how they were served around here I'd surely have tried them by now. Their one-bite size and pink ball decorations make them irresistible.
Have you tried making meringues? Obviously, I haven't. But I found what appears to be a comprehensive tutorial on how to make the perfect meringue that includes the benefit of an experienced cook's own mistakes and other expert's tips, which is the ideal way to begin - less mistakes of your own, and less swearing at a bowl of egg whites! Read it here.
Photos: Cakes by Tess